Rory Stewart

MP, Penrith and The Border

Penrith and The Border Conservative

Climate Change

There have been votes in Parliament on targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and on increasing the proportion of electricity generated via renewable means as well as on the establishment of a UK Green Investment Bank, to invest in projects which, for example, reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Rory Stewart generally voted against measures to prevent climate change

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about measures to prevent climate change:

  • On 14 Sep 2011: Rory Stewart voted against requiring landlords of private rented homes to make their properties meet regulations on energy efficiency by January 2016 rather than April 2018 as initially proposed. Show full debate
  • On 11 Jun 2012: Rory Stewart voted in favour of establishing a Green Investment Bank, strengthening copyright law relating to commercialised works, encouraging employment disputes to be settled outside of tribunals, and other business related reforms. Show full debate
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Rory Stewart was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause 22 — UK Green Investment Bank — Duty to Support Climate Change Act Targets Show full debate
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Rory Stewart was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Third Reading Show full debate
  • On 19 Dec 2012: Rory Stewart voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show full debate
  • On 3 Jun 2013: Rory Stewart was absent for a vote on Energy Bill- Clause 42 — Exemption from Carbon Dioxide Emission Limits During Commissioning of Electricity Generation Plants Using Carbon Capture and Storage Show full debate
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Rory Stewart was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Clause 1 — Requirement to Set a Decarbonisation Target Range Show full debate
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Rory Stewart was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Clause 10 — Financial Incentives for Larger Small Scale Low Carbon Generation Plants Show full debate
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Rory Stewart was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Third Reading Show full debate
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Rory Stewart was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Enabling Carbon Dioxide Emissions Limits to be Applied to Stations Which Fit Pollution Abatement Equipment Show full debate
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Rory Stewart voted in favour of the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show full debate
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Rory Stewart voted to apply the tax on non-domestic electricity supplies known as the climate change levy to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show full debate
  • On 8 Sep 2015: Rory Stewart voted to apply the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show full debate
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Rory Stewart was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 42 — Vehicle Tax — Relation to Carbon Dioxide Emissions — Surcharge for Vehicles Costing Over Forty Thousand Pounds Show full debate
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Rory Stewart voted against requiring a strategy for carbon capture and storage for the energy industry. Show full debate
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Rory Stewart voted against setting a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter. Show full debate
  • On 3 May 2016: Rory Stewart was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — New Clause — Permitted Carbon Dixoide Emission Rate for New Homes Show full debate
  • On 9 May 2016: Rory Stewart voted against reducing the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes and instead requiring a review of minimum energy performance requirements. Show full debate
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Rory Stewart voted to allow the Treasury to increase VAT on the installation of energy saving materials. Show full debate

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